Capital Markets Advisory Committee
01 Jan 2020
Sunil Singhania, CFA, is the founder of Abakkus Asset Management, LLP, an India-focused asset management company he established in 2018. Before this, in his role as Global Head of Equities at Reliance Capital Ltd, he oversaw equity assets and provided strategic inputs across Reliance Capital Group of companies including asset management, insurance, AIF and offshore assets. And as Chief Investment Officer of Equities, he led Reliance Mutual Fund equity schemes to be rated amongst the best. Reliance Growth Fund grew over 100 times in less than 22 years under his leadership. He also led Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd’s international efforts and was instrumental in launching India funds in Japan, South Korea and the UK, besides managing mandates from institutional investors based in the US, Singapore, and other countries.
He was the Promoter of The Association of NSE Members of India, and is also the first individual from India to be elected as a member of the CFA Institute Board of Governors, where he currently serves as Chair of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Nominating Committee. He also sat on CFA Institute’s Standards of Practice Council for six years and founded the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (now CFA Society India) and served as its President for eight years.
He graduated in commerce from the Bombay University and completed his Chartered Accountancy from the ICAI, Delhi with an all India rank. He has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, conferred by CFA Institute.